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ADCO taking part in PIF’s 30 Day Challenge

ADCO’s athletes are running, cycling, walking and swimming to raise important funds for the Property Industry Foundation! Around Australia, from the sunny Gold Coast beaches to the rainy streets of Melbourne, 101 ADCO staff members are taking part in the PIF 30-Day Challenge to raise money for young people needing a home. PIF’s purpose is to increase the availability of transitional housing through their PIF House Program to aid the 44,000 young people homeless each night. We are fully on board with PIF’s efforts to help vulnerable young people, and we have gladly supported them for many years, including with their...

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La Trobe Sports Park nominated for architecture award

The architects behind La Trobe University’s $150 million Sports Park redevelopment in Bundoora have been nominated in the Victorian Architecture Awards 2021, in the ‘Sustainable Architecture’ category. We wish to congratulate WARREN AND MAHONEY on this achievement, with whom we worked closely to build Stage 2 of this visually stunning sports development. The design and construct project saw ADCO finalise La Trobe’s world-class sports teaching and training facility, offering teaching spaces, laboratories, commercial offices, six multi-purpose indoor courts and a plaza with incorporated landscaping. The teaching and research building (Levels 1 & 2) includes a public lounge, reception area, café, community courts,...

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ADCO to build five new schools for VSBA

ADCO is pleased to be the builder for five of the new schools that the Victorian School Building Authority (VSBA) is opening in 2022. We are currently building the five primary schools in Gisborne, Strathtulloh, Kalkallo, Deanside and Wollert. Each school will offer an administration building with library, art, food and science learning spaces, a performing arts and physical education building, two learning neighbourhoods, outdoor hardcourts, sports field, bike sheds and playground. Additionally, Wollert East Primary School (interim name) will be a Supported Inclusion School, which will include high-quality, evidence-based educational provision for students with disabilities to study alongside mainstream students to...

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Crane named at Liverpool Hospital car park development

We’ve named our crane at Liverpool Hospital’s multi-storey car park project in Sydney’s south-west. Recently, ADCO welcomed Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons, project staff and members of the local Liverpool community to site for the Crane Naming Ceremony. Over 100 entries were received from local children and from these submissions, three were selected as finalists. The winning name of the crane was ‘Celsus’, with the young winner congratulated by Ms Gibbons and the project team, and winning a prize. Celsus is Latin for ‘tall’ or ‘lofty’ and is also very suitably the name of a great Ancient Roman medical writer....

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ADCO goes 1 million hours without an LTI in Victoria

We are extremely proud of our Victorian team for achieving one year without a LTI (lost time injury), covering over 1 million hours worked on our projects. Last week, each of our projects celebrated this wonderful result with a doughnut day. The state has also taken home the Master Builders Association of Victoria award for ‘Excellence in Safety’ two years in a row which is an amazing achievement and we thank all our trade partners who have played a massive part in this milestone. ADCO’s commitment to safety, Safer By Choice, is built on the understanding that establishing a successful safety culture...

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ADCO to build 14-storey hotel in Melbourne CBD

ADCO is pleased to be the builder of choice for the construction of a new boutique hotel in Melbourne’s CBD, for our client Longriver Group. The $60 million project will involve the demolition of the three existing buildings and the design and construction of a two-level basement and a fourteen level hotel on Russell Street. When complete, the 189-room boutique development will offer multiple different spaces including three retail tenancies, a signature restaurant space at basement level, a ground and rooftop bar on Level 11, a multi-purpose space for events and functions, a gymnasium and back-of-house operational areas such as offices,...

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ADCO celebrates topping out of Arthur Boyd gallery

ADCO and Bundanon Trust celebrated the topping out of the subterranean Art Museum, the centrepiece of Bundanon's new infrastructure. Bundanon is a national cultural organization located west of Nowra on South Coast of NSW. Nestled alongside the Shoalhaven River, Bundanon runs an international ‘Artist in Residence’ program. The new Art Museum will showcase the works of Arthur Boyd, one of most celebrated Australian artists of the 20th century, and modern and contemporary exhibitions. Bundanon’s collection of nearly 4,000 artworks, valued at over $43 million, will be safely housed in the new Art Museum, built into the hillside and protected from...

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ADCO staff run for Youngcare

A group of ADCO staff from our Brisbane office spent the day taking part in Youngcare’s ‘The Bolt’ – a five kilometre fun run to raise money to facilitate high-care housing for people with disabilities. Our participating staff met five-year-old Hugo, who lives with the challenges of cerebral palsy and is the son of Kris McKerron, one of our Queensland Construction Managers. Overall, more than $30,000 was raised for the event. Youngcare is a not-for-profit organisation creating choice and independence for young people with high care needs by providing fully accessible and age-appropriate living spaces, grants for equipment and home modifications...

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Ashmore TAFE trades facility ready for students after grand opening

ADCO has completed the new, state-of-the-art Trades Training Centre for TAFE Queensland’s Ashmore campus, Brisbane. Last week, Meaghan Scanlon MP officially opened the complex on behalf of QLD Minister Di Farmer. Education Minister Grace Grace MP was also in attendance alongside dignitaries from the state government and TAFE Queensland. A number of our staff working on the project once trained in the old facilities, including ADCO Project Manager Justin Allen, and Sarah Bowdler who is one of our first female apprentices and will now undertake her studies and training inside the newly completed facility. The $10.5 million facility features practical learning zones for students...

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Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre opens to public

ADCO is pleased to have reached completion on the new Gippsland Regional Aquatic Centre (GRAC) in Traralgon, eastern Victoria. The pool has opened to the public, providing a world-class health and fitness facility for Latrobe City Council. The centre now offers facilities for competitive swimming and training, leisure, community use and major events. It includes an eight-lane, 50-metre indoor pool with seating for 500 spectators, an indoor water play zone, two large water slides, a learn-to-swim pool, a cafe and retail precinct and a 25-metre heated outdoor pool. There are also a range of health and wellbeing facilities including a...

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